Tell Me Something Good #96


Hello everyone! Snowy Monday here in Munich and I’ve just arrived last night from the Philippines. Actually, we already had our holiday there three weeks ago, but I had to go back after 4 days…. emergency. My mother was taken to the hospital, pneumonia, a very tough one for an 80 year old. She was first taken to a nearby hospital and after 3 days, the doctor said they couldn’t do anything for her, so they transferred her to one of the best hospitals in the Philippines where she was put in an intensive care unit for 4 days, with 5 specialists, including a Cardiologist and Nephrologist. Her sodium and oxygen was so low and she had water in her lungs. Luckily, she made it through and now back at home recovering. Really grateful that she made it through.


Lord, there are marvelous things that I do not know, nor can I comprehend.
Lord, things that happen in my life, and things that happen in my mother’s life.
Lord, I desire to be thankful, to appreciate everything that comes across my path.

For: Tell Me Something Good #96

New Year’s Eve and Day in Manila

Hello everyone! Just got back from our month-long holiday in four countries – UK, Philippines, Singapore and Cambodia. Still jetlagged here, laundry up to the ceiling as our suitcases are full of dirty clothes, shovelling snow, back to reality…. Anyway, here are some photos taken in Manila as we’ve spent the New Year’s Eve and Day there, then came back there after our visit to one of the islands.

For: Jo’s Monday walk : Lisbon… one last time, ALL SEASONS – JANUARY 21 ALREADY?, Signs From the San Francisco Women’s March That Break It Down, Tell Me Something Good #92

#ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…

Hello everyone! I was able to buy some vegetables so I made “pinakbet” which was stir fried vegetables with bagoong or soy sauce. It was delicious!


Using my new paraffin hand treatment machine…

Last night’s dinner – chicken and pork adobo with green beans, rice and salad.

Have a great week everyone!

For: #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, Tell Me Something Good #84


Pork hamburger with stilton cheese

Hello everyone! It’s a bridge day here in Bavaria and we have 2 days off from tomorrow – yay! Anyway, just sharing with you what we cooked last Saturday. It’s pork hamburger with stilton cheese. First, mince the pork and add some flour, season with salt and pepper. Fry them. Put aside. Make some salad of lettuce and sliced apple, add olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Turn the heat off, add the sliced stilton cheese in the pan and return the burgers in. Put the bread also in the heat. On the plate put the bread, add the lettuce and apple slice, then the burger and cheese, then apple and lettuce and the top of the bread. Serve with some chips. It was delicious!


For: Tell Me Something Good #81


Roast Chicken Tikka

Happy Sunday everyone! We saw this purple cauliflower in the market so we thought of cooking it with the chicken.


Following Jamie Oliver’s easy cooking with 5 ingredients, we prepared the 5 vital ingredients: for the two of us, a small piece of chicken, half of cauliflower, 4 pieces of potatoes, fresh coriander and tikka masala paste. First, wash and quarter the potatoes, don’t peel. Cut the flowers of the cauliflower into small size, stalks and all.


Cover the chicken with 2 to 4 spoons of tikka paste (or other indian paste, like tandoori, korma, vindaloo). Use hands (a bit messy, but fun!)


Put the rest of the paste to the vegetables. Season the potatoes and cauliflower with salt and pepper, olive oil and wine vinegar. Cut the stems of the coriander and add them. Put the coriander leaves in a bowl of cold water, to be sprinkled later.


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and put the chicken and the vegetables.


Roast for an hour up to 1 hour and 20 minutes. Let the fat of the chicken drip to the vegetables.


Voila! Our roast chicken tikka 🙂


For: ALL SEASONS – LANDSCAPES IN OCTOBER, Wrecked Weekend (Sundays In My City), Tell Me Something Good #78



Being pampered in Das Kranzbach

Hello everyone! We’re here in Das Kranzbach and we loved being pampered. It’s a four star hotel and a wellness refuge. The place is amazing!

There are four outdoor pools and one indoor pool, all heated and complete with jacuzzi. There are also saunas and other wellness facilities.

We went for a walk today, from Kranzbach to Am Berg and it took us two and a half hours going up and down. Am Berg is 1200m high.

We have a full board accomodation and the food from breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner was wonderful!

For: Pamper, ALL SEASONS – SURPRISES, Tell Me Something Good #76, The view from Mount Washington, Pittsburgh, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, TToT – 9/22/17 , Jo’s Monday walk : Coverham Abbey

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